Dynamics of Foundation Structures

Research in the Dynamics of Foundation Structures laboratory aims to: 1) Integrate theories and methodologies related to the earthquake disaster mechanisms: seismic source characteristics, nonlinear soil structure response, nonlinear dynamic response of structure systems, subsurface structures, and other civil engineering structures. 2) Develop rational seismic design methods for those structures. Major research topics are Engineering Seismology, Seismic Behavior of Structure Systems, and Development of Innovative Structures.

Shaking table test for a RC column installing an advanced system
Very dense seismic array observation in the Furukawa district

Faculty Members

  • ProfessorSumio Sawada


  • Associate ProfessorHiroyuki Goto